I get asked a lot about my hair regimen so I decided to do a post with pictures and a blow-by-blow commentary.
I hope this is helpful to you budding naturalistas out there.
I have to add that this is what works for ME but I'd like to think that this would suit most natural hair types.
I try to do a deep conditioning treatment at least every 2 weeks and I make my own DC mix myself. It consists of Coconut oil, Shea butter, Organics Carrot oil cream, Honey, Glycerin and whatever  conditioner I have lying around. My current fave is "Vitale Olive oil hair mayonnaise"
When I mix it all up, it looks like this
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Yeah, I know it looks like baby poo but it's amazing for my hair.
So this is my hair to start with.
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I like to apply this conditioner on dry hair to prevent excess dripping and general messiness.
Hair after being thoroughly drenched in the conditioning mix.* I apply in sections and finger detangle as I go along* Once I've lovingly covered every strand, I put  in about 5 or 6 big plaits.
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Cover with a shower cap and tie your hair away for a minimum of 4hrs. If you have time in your hands you can do what I do which is sleeping with it on.
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This is what it looks like after about 10hrs and rinsed with Apple Cider Vinegar for amazing shine. *I make my rinse with one part ACV to 3parts of water. Asides from the great shine, your hair smells amazing afterwards
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Now we get into styling . I applied these 3 products but I do switch them up from time to time. The only constant is my Cantu leave in conditioner. That product is amazing!!! I can't gush enough about it.
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After applying the styling products, I put my hair in plaits and let it air dry or if you are in a hurry you can use a blow dryer on medium. I am personally scared shitless about applying ANY heat on my hair so I just let it dry naturally.
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When the hair is dry and plaits let out....this is what it looks like
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Y'all know i'm all about this blog being as interractive as possible so if you have any tips or recommendations to make, biko feel free to share them here. Thank you.

Have a great day folks!!!!
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Written by Boki
My name is Boki and I love all things beautiful. I’m a very positive person and I truly expect the same from all of you that decide to take this journey with me so please read our house rules and behave accordingly.

    8 Comments

  1. BlazyFashion January 12, 2016 at 2:49 pm Reply

    Nice!
    Your hair looks great!
    I’m not a naturalista but Jamaican Black castor oil works wonders.
    I can’t do without it!

    Love your blog!

    xxx
    ChiChi

    • Boki January 14, 2016 at 10:40 am Reply

      Thank you!!! ??? I’m a HUGE fan of Jamaican black castor oil too. My edges are grateful!! Lol!!

  2. Ms Cicci January 12, 2016 at 4:36 pm Reply

    Interesting tips! Your hair looks fantastic! Haven’t tried ACV yet but i definitely will next time i wash. I find that leaving my hair in 4-8 sections while washing helps keep the hair from tangling up. I’m curious – Do you use a co-wash or shampoo to wash?

    • Boki January 14, 2016 at 10:43 am Reply

      Ok, confession time…
      I actually “wash” my hair about once every couple of months. Wash as in lather up but I co-wash every 3 weeks or so.

  3. chiny January 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Nice Post B! Cool tips

    _ElastaQp products are not great on my hair. Thanks to Kemi Lewis for helping me figure that out
    -My hair is a heat free zone.
    -I use mostly everything “Shea Moisture” for my hair.
    _ RawShea Butter directly on my scalp is a recipe for dandruff.
    -I have Four different DC methods i use- Protein DC(every 6-8 weeks), Moisture Treatment DC, Cocoa Butter DC and the typicaL use a DC product and add oils.

    -I was my hair with shampoo(paraben free etc) contrary to popular opinion. I must see lather to agree cleaning is going on
    – I use ACV after shampooing my hair. Ensure you mix rightly as it can become a drying agent
    -I use Aloe Vera Juice to rinse my hair.
    -If i have to use heat from my hot head cap for my DC, my hair is neatly tucked away in a clear shower cap and satin cap.

    -I try to get a trim twice a year. Kemi gives the best trim, so I try to plan my lagos trip at least once in the year.

    -I braid my hair damp. My hair is usually in protective styles(All things kinky)
    -I love washing my hair myself. I had to learn because of feisty salon girls

    -I stopped relaxing my hair because I hate heat, I could not cope with all that hair dryer, blow dryer etc

    • Boki January 21, 2016 at 11:30 pm Reply

      I’m curious, when you say you braid your hair damp do you mean proper braids with extensions and all??
      And thank you sooooo much for contributing. ???

  4. Cagedpanther January 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm Reply

    Ok some hair tips to encourage other natural sisters as they ask me 30 times a day what i do to my hair. Any tip might be of help I guess.
    *I have not used heat on my hair in over 2 years as that was what made me go natural in the first place. Heat damage is real and can stunt your hair growth while damaging hair at the same time.
    * I wash my hair with only natural hair products..start to finish. Bad habit from my transition period when I was obsessed with the Curly Girl Method (CGM ) because I needed to see defined curls.
    * I have NEVER combed my hair dry. I think this is like a taboo to me. Sometimes I deep condition and detangle with only my fingers and this is wet hair..so I can’t even imagine a dry comb in my hair.

    • Boki January 21, 2016 at 11:33 pm Reply

      Yayyyyy, thank you!! ? ? ?
      I never ever comb my hair dry either

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